1. Build up your knowledge
Learn as much as you can about building a house and how you want to live in that house. Whatever house you build, remember it has to be a working, functional house first before it’s eco or mud brick etc. Build something that is going to work and is going to be desirable.
2. Assemble the best team possible
Whether it’s architects, builders, engineers – or whoever you’re going to encounter along the way – it’s vital you can work with these people over a long period. You have to believe in them. If you’ve got any doubts about whether you can get on with somebody, it may be best to take action early on.
3. Stay determined
Your mindset and the way you react to unexpected issues that arise will shape your experience of building your own home. You will have setbacks, it may cost more than you thought, it could take longer than you ever imagined. You’ve got to be able to plough on regardless. Keep calm and carry on!